National Order of Merit (Bhutan)

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National Order of Bhutan
Awarded by  Bhutan
Type Order
Awarded for distinguished and meritorious services to the state
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Grades (w/ post-nominals) First Class
Second Class
Third Class
Established 2008
Next (higher) Royal Order of Bhutan
Next (lower) Order of Great Victory of the Thunder Dragon
BHT National Order of Merit of Bhutan Ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

The National Order of Merit was founded by King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck in 2008


It is awarded as reward for distinguished and meritorious services to the state.


It is composed of three classes :

  • First Class - a chest medal in gold
  • Second Class - a chest medal in silver
  • Third Class - a chest medal in bronze


The badge of the medal is a medallion with right-profile image of the King, inside an eight-petals stylised flower, itself inside an eight-pointed stylised star, simply hanging from a ribbon. The whole medal is in gold, silver or bronze, according to the rank (photo).

The ribbon of the medal is dark orange with lighter orange borders